Definitions for "COPD"
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. Term referring to a number of conditions leading to chronic or recurrent obstruction of airflow within the lung; also called heaves or broken wind.
A disease that results from any of several lung diseases--usually incurable -- that lead to increasing breathing difficulty. The chronic diseases that lead to COPD include emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, fungus infections of the lung and bronchiectasis.
Recommendation Test Antioxidant Status"...Deficiencies of glutathione and vitamins E and C were found in patients with COPD..."
Recommendation Calming / Stretching Exercises"...He taught them techniques of yoga breathing, which encouraged the use of all chest and abdominal muscles as well as ten yoga postures..."
Recommendation High/Increased Protein Diet"...The results suggest that even small changes in the constitution of meals, especially in terms of less carbohydrate, may have significant effects on exercise tolerance and breathlessness amongst patients with COPD..."
Recommendation Test Antioxidant Status"...Increased lipid peroxidation is also a concern..."
Keywords:  cystic, fibrosis, tobacco, abuse, rare
The Condition"...Most of the time COPD is secondary to tobacco abuse, but other more rare conditions, such a cystic fibrosis, may be contributing factors..."